Home > NewsRelease > Confident Giving Named a Finalist in 2017 International Book Award
Confident Giving Named a Finalist in 2017 International Book Award
Kris Putnam-Walkerly -- Global Philanthropy Expert Kris Putnam-Walkerly -- Global Philanthropy Expert
Cleveland, OH
Thursday, June 1, 2017


A new book on effective philanthropy, Confident Giving: Sage Advice for Funders,  written by Kris Putnam-Walkerly, President of Putnam Consulting Group, Inc., has been named a finalist in the prestigious 2017 International Book Awards.

The book is based on her humorous and insightful blog posts that bring out the triumphs and tragedies of grantmaking. It also supplies philanthropists with a wealth of provocative ideas to transform their practices. Philanthropists who read Confident Giving  will be better able to identify worthy programs to support when they heed the recommendations of Putnam-Walkerly, who advises and speaks to foundation boards, funder networks, and philanthropy associations.

"As a philanthropy advisor, my goal is always to help funders transform their strategies and expand their impact. It's exciting to see Confident Giving being used as resource to achieve this goal," said Putnam-Walkerly, who was also recently selected as one of America's Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers by Philanthropy Media and The Michael Chatman Giving Show. Other finalists included Bono and leaders of the Ford Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

The Awards are one of the largest mainstream book award competitions in the United States, and have been awarded for the past 14 years. Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest, said this year's contest received over 1,500 entries from authors and publishers around the world.

About Confident Giving:

Using a refreshing combination of common sense and wit, the book helps readers learn how to:  

  • Transform their giving for greater impact

  • Deal effectively with real-life hurdles funders face every day

  • Define their personal journeys as philanthropists

  • Approach grantmaking with an abundance mentality

In her concise, compelling volume, Kris brings inspired wisdom that stands out among the field's thought leaders.

Confident Giving is available in print and Kindle. The book has 155 pages. The price is $14.95. The ISBN is 978-0-692-61891-2.

The book can be ordered at Amazon.com.

About Kris Putnam-Walkerly

Kris Putnam-Walkerly, MSW, is a nationally recognized global philanthropy advisor and president of Putnam Consulting Group, Inc. For over 18 years, top philanthropies have requested Kris's help to transform their giving and catapult their impact, including designing strategies that achieve results, streamline operations, assess impact, and allocate funds. Her clients include the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, and California HealthCare Foundation, among dozens of others. She's helped more than 50 foundations and philanthropists strategically allocate and assess over $300 million in grants and gifts.

A thought leader in transformational philanthropy, Kris is the author of "Confident Giving" and the forthcoming book, "Delusional Altruism," and is a frequent contributor in the publications of leading philanthropy associations including the National Center for Family Philanthropy, Foundation Center, Southeastern Council on Foundations, Exponent Philanthropy, and AsianNGO Magazine. She provides expert commentary about philanthropy in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Washington Examiner, Entepreneur.com, BusinessWeek.com, and others. Kris's success as a global philanthropy advisor has earned her a place in the 2017 Million Dollar Consultant Hall of Fame, a rare honor, which has only seventy-five members worldwide.

Prior to forming Putnam Consulting Group, she was a grantmaker at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and an evaluator at the highly esteemed Stanford University School of Medicine.

News Media Interview Contact
Name: Kris Putnam-Walkerly
Title: Global Philanthropy Expert
Group: Putnam Consulting Group, Inc.
Dateline: Westlake, OH United States
Main Phone: 800-598-2102
Cell Phone: 510-388-5231
Jump To Kris Putnam-Walkerly -- Global Philanthropy Expert Jump To Kris Putnam-Walkerly -- Global Philanthropy Expert
Contact Click to Contact
Other experts on these topics